Rabbit Hill – Sunday 22 July 2018

Rain in the western Canterbury high country saw us retreating from Lake Pearson. Baldy Hill became Rabbit Hill. We parked on route 73 halfway between Lake Lyndon and Porters Pass and headed up the Trig M Track.

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Hope-Kiwi Lodge - 14-15 July 2018

Wendy, Darcy and I left Darcy’s place at 7.30am, picking up Norman on our way out of Christchurch and John at Woodend. We had a stop for morning tea at Culverden and were on the track at Windy Point before 10.30am.

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Raincliff Basecamp - Queens Birthday Weekend 1-4 June 2018

In the end, 29 people spent part or all of the weekend based at the Scout camp. Unfortunately 7 had to pull out at the last minute for various reasons.

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Kepler Track winter version - 27 June – 1 July 2018

Going down to Fiordland in winter for a circuit around the Kepler Track was Peter’s idea. Last year, he scheduled it for the third week in July and got it organised. A winter trip is obviously going to be more scenic and is also outside of the May – October Great Walk tourist season.

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Hump Ridge Track – 1 – 5 June 2018

The Hump Ridge track is a 52km loop track ran by a charitable trust. Upon organising our tramp, our trip leader Dan discovered the fee for staying at Okaka Lodge in winter with no heating, cooking facilities or running water was still $50. He warned us, it could be very cold! We were suitably warned.

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